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Specialist Heath Coro, of Jackman, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist Coro who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Coro home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 567)

Technical Sergeant James Clark, of Jackman, who has returned home from active duty with the 960th AWCS stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Technical Sergeant Clark who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Technical Sergeant Clark home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 568)

Private First Class Nicholas Taylor, of Jackman, who has returned home from active duty with the 2nd 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Private First Class Taylor who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming Private First Class Taylor home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 569)

Sergeant First Class Scott Rivas, of Jackman, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Company B, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company B built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. Sergeant First Class Rivas' unwavering dedication is evidenced by his receipt of a Bronze Star. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant First Class Rivas who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant First Class Rivas home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 570)

Sergeant Moriah Harrill, of Bingham, who has returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company A built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant Harrill who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Harrill home and in extending our appreciation to her for her commitment to the United States military; (HLS 571)

Staff Sergeant Mark Chadwick, of St. Pamphile, Quebec, Canada, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Company B, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company B built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Chadwick who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Chadwick home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 572)

Specialist Travis Taylor, of Jackman, who has returned home from active duty with the 1/15th Field Artillery, Unit 15403, stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist Taylor who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Taylor home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 573)

Corporal Ryan Begin, of Jackman, who has returned home from active duty with the 1/2 Weapons Company stationed in Iraq. Corporal Begin's unwavering dedication is evidenced by his receipt of a Purple Heart Award. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Corporal Begin who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Corporal Begin home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 574)

Twin Town Homes, of Oxford, on the anniversary of its 50 years in business. Founded in 1955 by Alton Luck, the business began by selling mobile homes. In 1957, Alton's son, Hayward, took over the reins and the business became the first in the area to sell manufactured housing. Twin Town Homes is now located on Route 26 in Oxford and is a hub for the industry not only for dealers of manufactured homes but also for production of manufactured homes. Through his vision and dedication, Mr. Hayward Luck and his company have been a major factor in the growth of the manufactured housing industry in the State of Maine. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to all the workers of Twin Town Homes for their continued success; (HLS 575)

the 5th-grade Destination ImagiNation Team from Marcia Buker Elementary School in Richmond on its winning the Dizzy Derby competition for the elementary age level. The team now qualifies for the Global Finals in May 2005. We extend our congratulations to the students and team advisor Lois Cooper on their accomplishment; (HLS 576)

the Maine Nurse Practitioners Association on the 10th Anniversary of the Independent Practice Act, which established the right to independent practice for Maine nurse practitioners. This Act has significantly broadened access to health care for many Mainers and contributed to the creation of one of the most progressive practice environments in the nation for advanced practice nurses. Nurse practitioners are dedicated professionals who offer a unique combination of nursing and medical service to patients. We extend our congratulations to the more than 850 nurse practitioners in Maine who provide both primary and specialty care; (HLS 577)

the Honorable Maurice D. Anderson, of Oxbow Plantation, former longtime member of the Maine House of Representatives. Mr. Anderson served in the 90th, 91st and 92nd Legislatures, representing the Ashland-Oxbow district in Aroostook County. He then served in the 95th, 96th and 100th Legislatures, representing the Greenville-Monson-Shirley districts of Piscataquis County. He was a former chairman of the Republican Committees of Oxbow Plantation and Greenville as well as a member and past chairman of the Piscataquis County Republican Committee. He retired from Great Northern Paper after 30 years of service in 1973 and served in municipal offices in both Oxbow Plantation and Greenville, where he was a member of the town council for 7 years and Town Moderator for more than 25 years. He was longtime a member of numerous fraternal, religious and civic organizations. We acknowledge his dedicated service to his communities and to the State of Maine. He will be greatly missed by his loving family, neighbors and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 578)

the United Baptist Church, of Island Falls, on the occasion of the ground-breaking ceremony for building renovations on May 1, 2005. The current building has continuously served its members and the community since 1896. This renovation will allow for an expansion of its ministry, which is currently led by Pastor James Flye. We send our best wishes to all the members of the United Baptist Church on the future of their church; (HLS 579)

Elks Lodge #964 in Augusta, on the special occasion of its 100th Anniversary, May 3, 2005. The Lodge has been and continues to be an important part of the Augusta community, making an outstanding contribution to the residents of the area through its charitable giving. In recent years, the Lodge has provided scholarships to local high school students and has provided support for the Maine Veterans' Home, youth activities and The Children's Center. These activities represent the true spirit of community. We extend our congratulations to the members of Elks Lodge #964 in Augusta as they celebrate this centennial; (HLS 580)

Staff Sergeant Stephen Bragg, of Scarborough, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units, which include battalion staff, the command headquarters and a direct support maintenance platoon plus an equipment platoon. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Bragg who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Bragg home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 581)

Sergeant First Class Herbert Wiley, of Scarborough, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units, which include battalion staff, the command headquarters and a direct support maintenance platoon plus an equipment platoon. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant First Class Wiley who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant First Class Wiley home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 582)

Specialist Joshua Nalbandian, of Scarborough, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units, which include battalion staff, the command headquarters and a direct support maintenance platoon plus an equipment platoon. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist Nalbandian who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Nalbandian home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 583)

Staff Sergeant Timothy Carrigan, of Scarborough, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units, which include battalion staff, the command headquarters and a direct support maintenance platoon plus an equipment platoon. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Carrigan who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Carrigan home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 584)

Sergeant Michael McCormick, of Scarborough, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Company B stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Company B built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant McCormick who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant McCormick home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 585)

Sergeant First Class Peter Kelly, of Scarborough, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Company C built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant First Class Kelly who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant First Class Kelly home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 586)

Second Lieutenant Matthew Gill, of Scarborough, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Company C built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Second Lieutenant Gill who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Second Lieutenant Gill home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 587)

Sergeant Dean Wellman, of Scarborough, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Company B stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Company B built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant Wellman who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Wellman home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 588)

Robert Winn, a teacher at Wells Junior High School and cross-country coach at Wells High School, and the following students on raising $5,000 for the York VFW: Erica Boulay, Sarah Cusack, Elizabeth Caron, Thomas Esson, Whitney Fenderson, Clare Fortune-Agan, Jamaica Gilliam (from York Middle School), Justin Grimes, Adam Hamlyn, William Hardy, Peter Hill, Michael Kuna, Rachael Plummer, Shawn Ruel and Brittany Toth. They accepted donations from various civic groups and individuals, and on Veterans Day, 2004 they ran more than 100 miles to raise money for families of Maine soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The money was donated to the Family Organization Program to assist families with hardship cases while their loved ones are serving overseas, and for "care" packages to soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. We acknowledge the unselfish contributions of Mr. Winn and the students and we commend them for their accomplishments; (HLS 589)

Francis W. McMahon, of Millinocket, a United States Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. McMahon was a foreman in the finishing room at Great Northern Paper Company, retiring after 40 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #80 and a life member of the V.F.W. Post #4154. He raised money for the Lung Association by participating in the Trek Across Maine, and for MS in Texas and in Holland. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and his many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 590)

the following members of the Scarborough High School Girls Indoor Track Team on their winning the 2005 Class A State Championship: Rachel Baird, Katherine Hilton, Andrea LaBonty, Brenna Bradley, Katrina Collins, Angelica Damon, Sarah Morin, Rebecca Sither, Melissa Anson, Hilary Curtis, Alexandra Hoy, Emma Judkins, Donna Schlieper, Kira Gordon, Jennifer Mancini, Lily Parenteau, Rachel Waugh, Kimberly Dean, Allyson Koenig, Megan Baird, Christina Cange, Jaymie Coulston, Nicole Gonyea, Rachael Mumm, Karen Smith, Allison Chamberlain, Mallory Gordon, Erica Jesseman, Kaitlynn Saldanha, Laura Caryl, Devon Leighton, Anne Marie Mills and Alana Saleeby; Head Coach Ron Kelly; and Assistant Coaches Will Bertinet, Steve Ross and Jim Harmon. This is the team's second year of Class A competition. We extend our congratulations to all the members of the team on this achievement; (HLS 591)

the following members of the Scarborough High School Girls Swim Team on their winning the 2005 Class A State Championship: Katherine Cella, Ashley McElroy, Alexandra Ronca, Ceana Bamford, Kelly Clark, Laura Wood, Bridget Griffin, Sarah Reynolds, Emily Shinay, Caitlin Wright, Brittanie Bradley, Nicole Glab, Nicole Harmon, Saerim Park, Jane Roberge, Jessica Ronca, Christina Wagner, Jennifer Flaherty, Maria Risbara, Sarah Russell, Carrie Chykaliuk, Jacqueline Maples, Elizabeth Couillard, Lindsey Libby, Lauren Chelsea Sesto, Samantha Stone, Tracie Ankermann, Laura Cella, Danielle Gravel, Tracy Marie Najarian, Danielle Pelletier-Cairns, Allison Rogers and Katherine Thomas; Head Coach Bill Stone; and Assistant Coaches Jennifer Zwart-Shaw and Jason Schoellkopf. This is the team's second year of Class A competition. We extend our congratulations to all the members of the team on this achievement; (HLS 592)

Amy Brady, of Sherman, on the occasion of her receiving high honors and being in the Top 5 of the Class of 2005 at Katahdin Middle and High School. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Amy; (HLS 593)

Sara Charette, of Stacyville, on the occasion of her receiving high honors and being in the Top 5 of the Class of 2005 at Katahdin Middle and High School. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Sara; (HLS 594)

Lindsay Hill, of Mt. Chase, on the occasion of her receiving high honors and being in the Top 5 of the Class of 2005 at Katahdin Middle and High School. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Lindsay; (HLS 595)

Sara Anderson, of Patten, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian for the Class of 2005 at Katahdin Middle and High School. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Sara on her receiving this honor; (HLS 596)

Michelle Martin, of Patten, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian for the Class of 2005 at Katahdin Middle and High School. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Michelle on her receiving this honor; (HLS 597)

Specialist Greg Vaillancourt, of Mechanic Falls, who has returned home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist Vaillancourt who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Vaillancourt home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 598)

Specialist Clint Chicoine, of Mechanic Falls, who has returned home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist Chicoine who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Chicoine home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 599)

Sergeant Mark Gary, of Mechanic Falls, who has returned home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant Gary who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Gary home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 600)

Mary Martin, the principal of Elm Street School in Mechanic Falls, on being named Elementary School Principal of the Year by the Maine Principals' Association for her outstanding leadership within a rural school and community. She leads by example and sets high expectations for herself and the school staff and students. Ms. Martin attended this school as a child. She has taught within the Oxford Hills School District and began teaching 2nd-grade at the Elm Street School nearly 20 years ago. She has been the principal for 8 years. The school is fortunate to have one of its own return and lead the school with great ability and genuine concern for the staff and students. We commend Ms. Martin for her exemplary performance and we extend our congratulations to her on this recognition; (HLS 601)

Sergeant Robert Smith, of Mechanic Falls, who has returned home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant Smith who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Smith home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 602)

Sergeant Jeffrey Cayer, of Oxford, who has returned home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant Cayer who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Cayer home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 603)

Robert Welch, of Rumford, who is retiring after 12 years as the Rumford Town Manager. He began his career as a part-time highway employee before working his way up to the town's top administrative position. We recognize Robert's many contributions to the town and extend our best wishes for a happy and fulfilling retirement; (HLS 604)

Staff Sergeant William Chesley, of Oxford, who has returned home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Chesley who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Chesley home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 605)

Private First Class Oscar Cyr, of Oxford, who has returned home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Private First Class Cyr who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Private First Class Cyr home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 606)



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